British Rail Class 73 - History

History

These locomotives were ordered as part of British Railways' 1955 Modernisation plan which included the extension of the Southern Region electrification to various main lines.

They were intended as mixed-traffic locomotives, hauling parcels, freight and also passenger trains, usually on routes that included some non-electrified sections, such as boat trains.

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